Asaram Bapu`s son served notice to vacate 70 hectare land

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 22:22

Banaskantha: The Sabarkantha
district authorities have issued notice to spiritual guru
Asaram Bapu`s son Narayan Sai to vacate over 70 hectares of
land encroached in three villages of Himmatnagar taluka,
district official said on Tuesday.

The notice was issued by Himmatnagar Mamlatdar B S
Parajapati against 15 persons including Sai, they said.

"After receiving a complaint from the villagers about the
encroachment, we conducted investigation and found the
complaint was genuine," Prajapati said.

"Sai and others have been asked to vacate the land in
Gambhoi, Rajapur and Pedhhmala within seven days of the
receipt of the notice. In case, the land is not vacated,
government will have it vacated and all expenses shall be born
by the party concerned," Prajapati said.

According to district officials, Sai and others were
served a notice in April this year under various clauses of
Tenancy Act, which restricts the purchase of agriculture land
by a non-agriculturist.

Prajapati said that sale documents produced by Sai and
others was found to be fake and hence, the deal has been set
aside.

The Ahmedabad district collector has also served
notice to Asaram Bapu to vacate over 67,000 sq mt land
allegedly encroached by him while building an ashram in the
Motera area.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 22:22

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